top of page
  • Safi Bello

Penn doctors perform the first robot-assisted spinal surgery

Engadget -------- Surgical robots are capable of feats that even the most skilled doctors can't manage, and the University of Pennsylvania just offered a textbook example. The school has confirmed that it performed the first-ever robot-assisted spinal surgery, using Da Vinci's robotic arms to remove a rare tumor where patient Noah Pernikoff's spine met his skull. The two-day operation, which took place in August 2017, started with neurosurgeons preparing the spine using ultrasonic cuts, and then brought in the robot to clear a path for removing the tumor through Pernikoff's mouth (you can see a slightly graphic illustration below). The team then used some of Pernikoff's own bone to reconstruct the spinal column section they'd removed. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

Penn doctors perform the first robot-assisted spinal surgery - Read More from Engadget

1 view
Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Follow Us
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Tumblr Social Icon
bottom of page